FAQ

Participation

Can I participate if I am underage?

The minimum age needed to be a volunteer on our project is 18, therefore we cannot
accept underage people to participate in our projects.

Is there an age limit to participate?

There is no age limit to participate in our projects, we accept volunteers of all ages to
guarantee diversity, also we believe that an age limit cannot exist to be a volunteer whilst
one is motivated and wants to help others.

Is previous experience needed?

Previous experience is not required to participate in any of our volunteering projects.
However, the volunteers who sign up for a project need to be sure that they can carry it
out and that they can be commitmented in order to undertake their chores.

Do I need to know a specific language?

It is advised to have a certain level of English or French to be able to interact with the
coordinators even though it is not crucial because several coordinators have knowledge
of Spanish and the Spanish coordinators will be able to help all the volunteers at any
moment.
It is not necessary for the volunteers to know Arabic; there will be a coordinator in all
moments to help the volunteers communicate with the children.

Accommodation

In what type of accommodation will the volunteers live in?

The association arrange a house in Taznaqt, the village where the volunteering will be
carried out, which is equipped with rooms for the volunteers and coordinators, shower
and sink, kitchen, meeting room and a terrace.

What amenities are available in the house where the volunteers live?

The amenities in the work camp are basic. The volunteers will receive mattresses and
pillows to sleep (they have to bring the sheets). In the house there is cleaning material to
be able to wash their clothes or keep the rooms clean. Each volunteer will be responsible
for the cleanliness of their things and the order of their space, and the common areas,
which will be cleaned between volunteers and coordinators in turns. In the house there is
electricity, with plugs of 220V.

How is the food you provide in the house?

The association has two cooks who prepare typical Moroccan dishes for breakfast, lunch
and dinner. If you have any need or food requirements, we ask you to let us know on the
registration form.

Who will live with the volunteers?

The volunteers will live with members of the association and other project coordinators.
No children or any other person may enter the house without permission in order to
monitor the belongings of the volunteers and avoid any problems.

Travel

Do I need a visa to travel to Morocco?

Volunteers coming from European countries or North America do not need visas to enter
Morocco. However, others need to apply for a visa so they can travel. If you are from
another country, it is important that you call the consulate to ask for information or that
you consult us.

Is it necessary to get vaccinated to travel to Morocco?

No vaccination is necessary to travel to Morocco, although if you have a health problem it
is preferable that you ask your doctor.

Is travel insurance necessary?

It is essential to purchase a travel insurance that has ample coverage for the entire stay
of the volunteer in case of accidents, sickness, loss of baggage, etc. To avoid any kind of
problems it is advisable to contract the insurance offered by the airline, as long as it
covers the 24-hour health care.

How do you get to the work camp?

In the event that a group of at least 5 people can be counted, a member of the
association will go to pick up the volunteers at the airport. In case the collection cannot
be made or the volunteers prefer to make the trip individually, the association will give
clear instructions to the volunteers on how to arrive without problems to Errachidia,
location where the volunteering is done. It is advisable that the volunteers agree to travel
to the same country at similar days and times to be able to adjust the pickup.

Money

What is the participation fee for the projects?

The Amal Association does not receive any kind of funding, neither from another
organization nor from the government, so we need the help of the volunteers, through
their participation fees in the projects in order to continue with the association and our
work. With the money that volunteers provide us from their enrolment in the projects,
the association must pay the basic expenses such as accommodation and food, in
addition to the possible comforts, material expenses for volunteer projects and other
local projects, and maintenance of the association, among others. Without this money,
the association would simply not be able to carry out its projects.

When does the fee need to be payed?

In the process of enrollment in the volunteering project, the volunteer will have to pay a
portion of the fee to reserve their place and to ensure their assistance in the
volunteering. The remainder of the fee can be paid in Errachidia, when the volunteers
have arrived at the house or school and are satisfied with everything, although some
volunteers decide to pay the entire fee before traveling to not carry so much money on
them, which is also practical.

What does the participation fee include?

The participation fee is €220 for our summer projects and €150 for Christmas and Easter
projects. This includes accommodation in a house and four daily meals cooked by a
Moroccan woman during the volunteers’ stay, in addition to Arabic classes and also a
contribution to materials for volunteer projects and other local projects. What is not
included is: the price of flight and travel insurance, transportation to get to the work
camp, excursions, mineral water and personal expenses.

How much do the excursions cost?

The excursions are optional but highly recommended and cost 65 euros in total. This is
divided between the excursion to the desert, which are 55 euros for two days where the

hotel is included, the transportation, the camel excursion through the desert, the
traditional music festival and the meals. The excursion to the natural swimming pool of
Meski, which is 5 euros; and a concert of traditional music that has a price of 5 euros as
well.

What is the currency of the country and how is the exchange of the currencies made?

The currency of the country is called Dirham and the approximate exchange rate is of €1
equal to 10 DH, with some variations according to the time. Currencies can be easily
changed from other countries in any bank branch.

Can debit or credit cards be used in Morocco?

Yes, you can use any card to draw cash from any ATM from the bank branches of
Morocco; however, you have to bear in mind that the Commission is about 4 euros.

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